Bears "Significantly" Raise Single-Game Ticket Prices For '12 Season
Without any fanfare, the Bears "have significantly raised single-game ticket prices," according to Jon Greenberg of ESPN CHICAGO. Last year, the "cheapest ticket for both season-ticket holders and single-game purchasers was $74 for 400-level seats." This season, that price "jumped to $101 for single games, as compared to $76 for season-ticket holders." A chart on the Bears' website shows that every single-game ticket "will be $25 more expensive than a season ticket, from the 'cheap' seats in the 400 level to the pricey club seats, which go up to $410 for single-game purchases." Season tickets "have been increased between $2 and $10 for non-premium seats." Bears VP/Sales & Marketing Chris Hibbs said that the price increase "is to benefit the team's strong season-ticket base." In an e-mail, Hibbs wrote, "Our focus has been around adding benefits and amenities for our season-ticket holders. They should be paying less for their tickets than what the general public pays" (ESPNCHICAGO.com, 7/11).